The heat is on. The Indian Summers TV show was cancelled by Channel 4 in May, but the second season premieres on PBS, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:00pm ET. Watch the trailer and check out these season two photos of the Raj-set drama below, and hit up your local listings for air times in your market.
The Indian Summers TV series cast includes: Julie Walters, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Nikesh Patel, and Jemima West. New cast members in season two are: Art Malik, Rachel Griffiths, Blake Ritson, and James Fleet. Get the scoop from the PBS press release.
Watch the official Indian Summers season two trailer from PBS.
Here is the PBS press release.
Indian Summers, Season 2 on MASTERPIECE on PBS
Season Two on MASTERPIECE
Sundays, September 11 – October 2, October 16 – November 20, 2016 at 10pm ET on PBS
Preempted October 9, Presidential Debate
“A new jewel in the MASTERPIECE crown” – TV Guide
As a nation of 300 million vies for independence, India’s colonial rulers soldier on. MASTERPIECE continues its story of love, death, and unbridled ambition, set in British India’s exotic summer capital in the 1930s. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a terrific melodrama with brains,” Indian Summers returns with Season 2, airing in ten enthralling new episodes, Sundays, September 11 – October 2 and October 16 – November 20, 2016 at 10pm ET on PBS.
The series stars Julie Walters (Oscar® nominee for Billy Elliot and Educating Rita) plus “a constellation of strong performances” (Los Angeles Times) – among them Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Madame Bovary), Nikesh Patel (Bedlam), and Jemima West (The Borgias).
Indian Summers, Season 2, is produced by New Pictures for Channel 4 and MASTERPIECE in association with all3meda International. It is created and written by Paul Rutman. The Co-Writer of Episode Two and the Writer of Episode Four is Lisa McGee. The Executive Producers are Charles Pattinson, Elaine Pyke, Willow Grylls, Simon Curtis, Paul Rutman and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE. The Co-Executive Producer is Indira Varma. The Producer is Dan Winch. The Directors are John Alexander, Jonathan Teplitzky, and Paul Wilmshurst.
The top-rated primetime show on PBS, MASTERPIECE is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Rebecca Eaton is Executive Producer. Funding for Indian Summers, Season 2 is provided by Viking River Cruises and POM Wonderful with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. MASTERPIECE is known for presenting iconic shows such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga, Poldark, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey.
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